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January 2019

The Bad Plus
January 24 @ 8:00 pm

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. The band consists of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and…

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February 2019

Dapline!
February 1 @ 8:00 pm

Dapline! is a choreographic work stemming from the collaboration between André M. Zachery and visual artist LaMont Hamilton. This project looks at the origins and continued practice of “the DAP” or dapping; the intricate handshakes that serve as greetings usually between Black men in the United States. Developed by Black combat troops during the Vietnam War, giving dap was actually an acronym for dignity and pride. Currently, dapping is associated with urban Black youth and has been co-opted into popular…

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Njena Surae Jarvis: In Conversation
February 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join artists, art critic, and curator in conversation followed by E. GUN GUN masquerade performance along with Q & A Panelists: Njena Surae Jarvis, Multidisciplinary Artist and Creator of E. GUN GUN sculpture Celeta Hickman, Dancer and Educator Jessica Lanay Moore, Art Critic and Literary ArtisT Moderator: Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts   FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  CLICK THE "BUY TICKETS" LINK TO E-MAIL US AND RSVP!

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Art After Dark
February 7 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our second installment of Art After Dark. Get a last look at our latest exhibition Familiar Boundaries Infinite Possibilities and a guided tour from art curator Kilolo Luckett. Enjoy live music from Pittsburgh recording artist Benji.

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Love in Trump’s America
February 8, 2019 to February 9, 2019

Love In Trump’s America: A dinner series to facilitate love marriages between immigrants and U.S. citizens with Nigerian-born, New Orleans-based chef Tunde Wey Co-Presented by August Wilson Cultural Center and City of Asylum Ticketed event - special registration is required for this unique dining experience

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Tunde Wey: In Conversation
February 10 @ 3:00 pm

Marriage Trumps All: A conversation with Tunde Wey, Chef and Writer, Claire Nelson, Founder of Urban Consulate, Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts, and Abby Lembersky, Program Manager at City of Asylum FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  CLICK THE "BUY TICKETS" LINK TO E-MAIL US AND RSVP!

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Black Bottom Film
February 15, 2019 to February 17, 2019

From age-old classics to contemporary work, the second annual Black Bottom Film Festival will illuminate and celebrate African American cinema and unique Black people. The festival will showcase movies that converge on the recurring themes of spirituality, race, family conflict, honor, duty and working-class struggle, themes ever-present in August Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle plays. In particular, the festival will celebrate African-American filmmaking pioneers of recent decades. The BBFF fosters an examination of how Black filmmakers use art to inspire, challenge,…

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Tsedaye Makonnen: In Conversation
February 16 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a special performance by FBIP multidisciplinary artist Tsedaye Makonnen followed by Q & A. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  CLICK THE "BUY TICKETS" LINK TO E-MAIL US AND RSVP!

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TRUTHSayers: Felipe Luciano
February 16 @ 7:00 pm

News reporter and anchor, poet, writer, activist and lecturer, Felipe Luciano is one of the most dynamic Latino public figures in the United States of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. His eloquence, vision, and passion for issues of social justice are extraordinary and reflect the courage of a generation that chose to organize, teach and struggle against the powerful institutions of discrimination.

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Gregory Porter
February 17 @ 8:00 pm

Two-time Grammy Award winner, Gregory Porter is considered to be one of the most important voices on the international music scene. The Bakersfield, California native is celebrated around the world for his ability to combine jazz, soul, and gospel music in a manner that stirs the spirit. In keeping with his next great jazz singer trajectory, Porter has recently released Nat King Cole & Me where he covers songs of his greatest influence.

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